Hygienist Salary

Hygienists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $32.80 per hour for pay. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and approximately one-half earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,024 - $78,424
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,414
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90%

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$22.10 - $45.30
(Median)
$22
$33
$45
MEDIAN: $32.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,024 - $78,424  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,150  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,025 - $92,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$22.10 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$29.75 - $49.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,150  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$44,025 - $92,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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Job Description for Hygienist

  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examine patients teeth and gums.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hygienist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $62K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $73K. For Hygienists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $73K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $67K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Hygienist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 34%
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